After countless attacks on the media and journalists across the globe, we’ve decided to support our press by giving away Simvacy numbers for free. Whether you are on the frontline or at the editing desk, a Simvacy number acts as your digital identity. It protects your personal mobile number and privacy across messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal. Using Simvacy, you can avoid exposing your personal number and all the data attached to it, therefore protecting you from unwanted intrusion and attention. Our co-founder is ex-Reuters and understands the dangers faced here better than most.

To qualify for a secure Simvacy number for free, all we need to see is a letterhead or press pass image from a recognised union such as the NWU, NUJ or IFJ. 

Please email this to, and we will generate a unique code for you to use during the checkout.

Important: please cover all personal details and imagery (such as your picture) to maintain your privacy and our security guidelines. We have no actual interest in who you are, only requiring validation you are a member of a press association or union.  

For more support or if you have any questions, feel free to talk to our webchat team. 

From all of us at Simvacy, thank you for challenging and holding organisations, institutes, governments and public figures to account; keeping safe whilst doing so is more critical than ever.